i know with dells latest deal on the PowerEdge series server (namely popular is the 1600sc), and the fact that there is limited knowledge of the pci video card compatibilty, i was hoping to start a forum of compatible video cards and tricks to get pci video cards working on this system. i have looked through the forms here, and havent found any definate cards that work. i know dell techs cant suggest cards, but if anyone else has had success, post findings here.
i bought one and will be posting my findings soon.
I am using a VisionTek GeForce4 MX420 and it works great. I will be trying an ATI 7500 64MB DDR Card later this week also.
I'm waiting on mine to get here, should be 3/7-3/11, and have a 32Mb Radeon SDR, listed as a 7200 by the drivers that I will try. I suppose just for kicks I could try my old dual Voodoo2 setup, anyone for Quake
Take a hard look at the ATI 7500. It is fast enough for most things and has DVI out for around $75.
I also saw this one, but don't know anything about it...JATON Nvidia Geforce4 MX440 64MB PCI DualVGA out, Model# 158PCI-64TWIN - Retail Box from Newegg.com.
Things getting a little bit better. I can install the latest driver from ATI manually now, but not the control panel.
I used the following step, hope it could help
Assume your ati card is working properly with the microsoft driver.
first, disable the on-board rage card, DO NOT uninstall it(otherwise it will be detected and installed automatically next time you boot your system)
download the latest driver from ATI and unzip it( it is executable zip file, don't execute it, just unzip it)
Uninstall the PCI video card, windows will ask you to reboot.
When reboot, type F8 to enter the safe mode
Windows will detect the pci card and tell you the driver is installed properly. Don't reboot the system at this time
go to the hardware management and update the driver for the pci video card. Don't search, manually locate the driver you just downloaded and unzipped.
Reboot the system after the intallation is complete.
It works for my ati radeo 7000 pci
OK, I also installed the control panel in safe mode.
It still not perfect. My system crashed when I clicked the details button on Options. The rest (direct 3d and OpenGL) options seem fine.
I installed the pci card in slot 2 (64bit, 66MHz)
Message Edited by xf on 02-28-2003 06:03 PM
Message Edited by xf on 03-01-2003 02:12 AM